Since 1975

The ECT Centre of Technology

Accredited Professional Body for Education
Engineering - Management - Finance

Our Activities

Green New Deal | United Nations UNEP | Skills Alliance


In a meeting at Parliament, representatives from the European Centre of Technology and the United Nations discuss the future of Renewable Energy for the country and the creation of green jobs with Energy Minister Jim Mather.

To support green jobs, a green economy and the Green New Deal, the ECT has created a Skills Alliance, to provide the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate to training course participants, in order to help them enter the green job market.

For information on how to obtain the Certificate, visit the ECT course page.

The ECT runs courses in Engineering, Management and Finance across the UK, in Leeds, Edinburgh

Meeting at the Parliament – from the left – Director Paolo Buoni, European Centre of Technology (ECT); General Director Enrico Buoni, Centro Studi Galileo; Energy Minister Jim Mather, Scottish Parliament; Dr Shende, Head of OzonAction, United Nations Environment Programme.

The ECT runs courses in Engineering, Management and Finance across the UK, in Leeds, Edinburgh

The meeting led to a Skills Alliance to support green jobs, which resulted in the 14th European Conference on Renewable Energy at Heriot-Watt University, organised by the United Nations – UNEP, European Energy Centre – EEC and the European Centre of Technology – ECT, in January 2011.

The Skills Alliance, led by the European Centre of Technology (ECT), brings together leading lecturers, course leaders and experts in the Renewable Energy field, whose areas of expertise include: Management, Finance, cutting-edge technical knowledge, contracting, maintenance, system design and investment for Renewable technologies.

Up to 5000 technicians succeed in obtaining the GMC Certificate annually, with the knowledge that it is the gateway to a career in the renewable energy sector.

The United Nations Environment Programme, European Centre of Technology and the European Energy Centre are working together with governments and universities to promote training and education, to help individuals access jobs in the sector.

  • Renewable Energy Management & Finance
  • Solar Photovoltaic
  • Carbon Finance
  • Wind Power
  • Renewable Energy Solutions
  • Heat Pumps
  • Biomass
  • Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
  • Electric Vehicles

Rajendra Shende, Head, OzonAction, United Nations Environment Programme, at the UNEP – ECT – EEC Conference at Heriot-Watt University.

Video: world’s first solar powered bagpipe! Invented and played by Kerr MacGregor.